There is a moment when the boss or the parent or chaperones realize, “We’re in charge! The inmates/employees/children don’t get to make the rules around here.” And, by the way, “Clean up your language — show some respect!”
Q How can every person on earth, including children, greatly lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — and at no expense?
The thought that counts
Tuesday’s death of high-tech pioneer and unorthodox but engaging two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot at age 89 constitutes passage of not only an authentic American patriot and philanthropist but an individual who represented the best of Texas in everything from innovation to independence to ready delivery of chicken-fried witticisms. And while he had maintained a low profile in the years since his grassroots presidential pursuits, his life story has much to emulate and many lessons to learn.
Moving from Waco to Minnesota has involved some adjustments. It’s surprising how many different winter coats one needs here, and there’s the troubling existence of the “walleye fajita” at what passes for Mexican restaurants. Among the benefits, though, is close proximity to a quintessential American process: presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa.
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The northern white rhino isn't going out with the thundering charge that it's due. It won't go out in a blaze of glory, fighting a pride of lions, as would befit such an inspiring creature. It's going to die sad and old, withering away under armed guard in central Kenya while dozens of scientists - and millions of other humans around the world - look on, helpless.
Bloomberg recently reported on some interesting new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The percent of Americans earning poverty wages -- pay that would leave someone's family impoverished even if they worked full-time -- is at its lowest level since data began to be collected in 1986.
As Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares for his confirmation hearings, no institution of American government is more shrouded in mythology than the Supreme Court. The uber-myth is that the court is an objective institution that makes decisions by applying the facts of a case to the relevant statute, constitutional text, intent of the framers and precedents. But in fact, scholars such as Eric Segallwrite,the role of politics is so substantial that "the Supreme Court is not a court and its justices are not judges." Here are five of the most persistent misconceptions.